What is Laser Hair Removal?
If you’re not happy with endless visits to saloons all your life, having to spend an extra hour removing unwanted hair before the perfect date, party, vacation, or an official work laser hair reduction may be an option worth considering.
The most commonly done cosmetic procedure is laser hair removal all over the world, and in the last decade, it has climbed up tremendously in India as well. Many young people start with laser hair reduction as young as 16-18 years of age with parental authority to avoid waxing altogether.
Laser is a technology using a unique wavelength that penetrates only in skin layer up to hair follicle and targets the melanin present in those hair follicles destroying them thud destroying the hair.
6 Essential Tips for Laser Hair Removal
Before you go for your first laser hair removal treatment, these 6 essential tips will come useful to you.
Avoid making a decision based on what you read on the internet.
There is a lot of junk over the internet which should not be trusted. Every skin is different, and every hair is different. The treatment though it may be done by technicians but should always be done under the guidance of an expert dermatologist.
Always consult a good, honest dermatologist to know if you are a good candidate and what kind of laser, and how many sittings would work best on your hair type. Do not get swayed away by the new internet fads. What might work for one person might not be the same for another.
Biology entails that every human is different in a certain way, and dermatologists are trained to treat them as needed. They undergo several years of training, which surpasses what you read online to decide over a few hours, days, or months.
Shave Before The Treatment
You can either shave yourself before the treatment, or someone mostly helps in a clinic in doing so. It’s believed that waxing affects the results of laser hair reduction, but it’s under conflict.
Take Multiple Sessions for The Best Result.
All hair is different in thickness and concentration of melanin, so you may need multiple sittings. Every skin has different sensitivity and thus tolerance to accept energy per session. And laser hair reduction is known to work best with darker hair. Though now, with new technology, even fine hair has started showing good results. But hair without melanin that is grey hair or blonde, does not respond to currently available technology.
Mostly about 80%-90% of your hair follicles will be destroyed with a laser. And it requires several sessions to achieve this result, depending on the laser that is being used, your skin sensitivity, and especially if you have fine hair. So, for best results, take multiple sessions as suggested by your dermatologist.
Do Not Apply Any Products to Your Skin.
You should make sure that you clean your body and face with any skin products before taking laser hair removal treatment. As any of the products can react with lasers, increase your skin sensitivity and decrease the tolerance for taking appropriate energy.
Learn about post-treatment irritation
It is best to discuss laser hair reduction treatment with your dermatologist before undergoing the treatment, especially its potential side effects. After the treatment, you may experience inconveniences such as redness and irritation, and these are all normal reactions and will subside within several hours. You should always ask your doctor how to deal with any reaction other than self-treating.
Avoid sun exposure
The main purpose of hair for an early man when clothes were not the norm was to protect our skin from the sun. As evolution progressed, the hair on the body became less and less as we started inventing and wearing clothes. After the laser, the skin is very sensitive due to absorbing a large amount of heat.
Thus we need to avoid sun rays or any chemicals to avoid side effects such as burns to the sensitive skin. Your dermatologist will guide you when you can start using your skincare products post-laser.
Top 7 Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Some benefits you need to know about laser hair removal treatment:
It’s time-saving in the long run.
Laser hair reduction is the fastest way to get rid of unwanted hair.
You will have multiple treatment sessions, but most sessions will not take much of your time. The smaller the treatment area, the lesser, the less time you’ll spend under the laser. But with new lasers and handpieces, the entire body can be done in under an hour.
Laser hair reduction is almost painless with new technology. All you feel is a little prickly sensation and heat.
Depending on the sensitivity of your skin, some people might feel slight discomfort during the session, but it is so fast most people find it tolerable.
It can target very small areas with the smaller handpiece.
Laser technology is extremely precise, making laser hair removal a good option for people who want to target and remove a few specific hairs.
Consequently, it is a great choice for people who want to remove hair from around their eyebrows, nose, upper lip, bikini line, or hairline.
It Can Remove Hair From Any Part of the Body
Eyelashes are the only part of the body that cannot be treated with laser hair removal.
It’s ideal for the back and bikini area, which can be hard to reach with razors and extremely painful to wax.
It Prevents Ingrown Hairs and their complications.
Ingrown hairs can be caused by shaving, waxing, and other hair removal methods. A dermatologist can recommend laser hair removal as one of the safest preventive treatments for those prone to ingrown hairs.
With the root of the hair destroyed, you’ll never have to worry about those annoying hairs growing back into the body or curling back inward, causing ingrown hairs.
It avoids regrowth
Some methods, such as waxing and plucking, need monthly visits entire life. With laser hair reduction, the results are almost permanent, with the exception of areas influenced by hormones.
It’s a cost-effective solution.
Laser hair removal provides permanent, lasting results for most patients. A few months or years down the road, you may need to touch up, but for the most part, it’s a good long-term solution.
At a minimum, you will see a permanent reduction in hair growth that becomes easier to maintain at home over time. Because it’s a long-term solution, it’s also cost-effective. By eliminating the need for monthly waxing, you can save hundreds or even thousands of rupees over the course of your lifetime.
Jaya Skin Clinic has seen another increase in inquiries for laser hair removal in the past few years. Laser hair removal is a very popular treatment. The process of permanent hair reduction requires time, but it offers many benefits.
There are many reasons why women are seeking alternatives to waxing and shaving. We will be discussing some of the most popular reasons for choosing permanent hair reduction-
It offers long-term results which are cost-effective.
One of the most popular reasons for women to seek hair reduction treatments is that the results last a long time, almost permanently. For some women, they can last a lifetime. A course of treatments is required, and it’s based on your hair growth cycle, sensitivity to your skin, and this is all explained during a consultation with your dermatologist.
It’s safe and reliable.
It’s extremely safe and has negligible side effects if done under the right guidance of a dermatologist. There can be a little discomfort during the treatment sessions, but most women agree this is a fair trade for the confidence being hair-free gives them.
Allows you to enjoy being hair-free on any part of your body
Permanent hair reduction can be used almost anywhere on the body. The arms, legs, and underarms are the most popular. With male patients, it’s the chest, underarms.
No need to touch up again and again
Unlike shaving and waxing, you will not need to touch up your treatments or repeat at-home hair removal procedures with laser hair reduction. Compared to other options, laser hair reduction offers unparalleled results.
Suitable for most skin and hair types
The arrival of new technology means we can now treat most skin types and skin colors, and hair quality. This hasn’t always been possible. But in recent years, we’ve invested in top technology to ensure we can. You must seek the advice of an expert before committing to any cosmetic treatments to ensure you’re a good candidate.